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RINO Orrin Hatch forced into first ever primary; Lugar's situation worsening
Coach is Right ^ | 4/24/2012 | Doug Book

Posted on 04/24/2012 11:31:15 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax

After 6 terms in the United States senate, long time RINO Orrin Hatch will face his first primary battle after failing to attain the necessary 60% of delegate votes at Saturday’s Utah Republican convention.

After falling 32 votes short of the required total on the final ballot, Hatch will take on conservative Republican Dan Liljenquist on June 26th.

In 2010 Hatch watched nervously as Utah colleague Robert Bennett was removed from the Senate in his own primary contest, a victim of having too often sold-out the conservative Republican base.

Concerned with mounting criticism of his own predilection for confirming Marxists to the Supreme Court from his seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, his perpetual votes to raise the debt ceiling and his vote in favor of TARP, Hatch has spent much of the past 3 years feigning the role of dedicated conservative and champion of the right.

He voted against Supreme Court confirmation for both Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor once the strength of the Tea Party movement had become apparent and trouble appeared...

(Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com ...


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: danliljenquist; elenakagan; indiana; orrinhatch; primaries; richardlugar; robertbennett; soniasotomayor; tarp; utah

1 posted on 04/24/2012 11:31:18 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Oldpuppymax

Lugar is history!


2 posted on 04/24/2012 11:32:56 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Oldpuppymax
Interesting! I Googled "Rino Senators in Maine" and guess which names came up?

Susan Collins & Olympia Snow

Any chance we could get rid of them??????

3 posted on 04/24/2012 11:39:48 AM PDT by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: ConservativeDude

I hope so!

I can’t stand that guy. He is such a snake in the grass.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 11:40:24 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

After falling 32 votes short of the required total

I’m still laughing about this!! You know how pissed off he must be??

Oh, yeah. We do know: “These people are not conservatives. They are not Republicans. They’re radical libertarians and I’m offended by it,”

The arrogance is similar to Arlen Specter’s: “I’m simply not going to subject my 29-year record in the United States Senate to that Republican primary electorate.”

God forbid the people that sustain you in office decide to throw you out of it. The office isn’t yours, senator. It’s ours.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 11:42:40 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: FixitGuy
Susan Collins & Olympia Snow Any chance we could get rid of them??????

Yes, if you don't mind them being replaced by 2 communists.

6 posted on 04/24/2012 11:43:13 AM PDT by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Hatch has had some tough breaks. First he lost the love of his life, Ted Kennedy, and now this. I almost feel sorry for him.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 11:52:10 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: FixitGuy

I thought Snow said she was retiring.


8 posted on 04/24/2012 11:58:22 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: cotton1706
Lugar and Hatch have more Senate seniority than the other Republicans. I have no doubt some of the guys with less seniority are campaigning against them ~ to improve their own positions.

At the same time we need the new blood over on the Democrat side (BTW)

9 posted on 04/24/2012 12:06:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Jim Noble
Now silly...don't you know it's "noble" to primary out someone like Collins who votes with us a majority of the time in a state like Maine...even though the GOP nominee would be gauranteed to lose?

Yep...that would help the cause. Now...in a state like Utah...or even in Indiana...there is no reason to not axe someone like Hatch or Lugar. You can still win the general with conservatives. Maine ain't Utah.

10 posted on 04/24/2012 12:10:25 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Oldpuppymax
Let's not forget how quickly Hatch caved to Democrats and tossed his aide Manuel Miranda when Miranda found the memo from Jay Rockefeller detailing their plans to undermine Bush from the Intelligence Committee.

-PJ

11 posted on 04/24/2012 12:17:01 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: cotton1706
"God forbid the people that sustain you in office decide to throw you out of it. The office isn't yours, senator. It's ours."

Absolutely brilliant!!!! Quote of the year, IMHO...Well said. Kudos!!!

12 posted on 04/24/2012 12:22:39 PM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: PhiloBedo

She is. Some people don’t pay attention.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 12:50:06 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: cotton1706

“You know how pissed off he must be??”

No, I think that he is scared to death of losing his gov’t check.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 1:04:33 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
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To: Oldpuppymax

Sure love to see those two beaten!


15 posted on 04/24/2012 1:05:29 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
He's not gonna lose his check. He gets full retirement now.

What he loses is the prestige and power.

16 posted on 04/24/2012 1:13:48 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

His government check keeps coming!

He wants to keep the power and influence. He wants to keep the expensive lunches and the lavish office. He wants to be called Mr. Chairman again. He wants to continue the unanimous consents allow him to keep his high conservative rating while letting liberal legislation move forward. And above all, he wants to continue to assist liberalism in advancing while thwarting conservatism. He needs to go!


17 posted on 04/24/2012 1:16:12 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: ConservativeDude
Lugar is history!

Man, I sure hope so.
Teddy Kennedy's buddy Hatch can fall by the wayside, too, as far as I'm concerned, although Hatch has never bothered me nearly as much as Lugar.

18 posted on 04/24/2012 1:29:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Oldpuppymax.
19 posted on 04/27/2012 6:00:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Oldpuppymax

“After falling 32 votes short of the required total on the final ballot”

Didn’t Hatch spend about $3 million getting his own people to the cauci meetings?

He may find it a little more difficult to pack the voting booths.

Fingers crossed here that Liljenquist can pull this out.


20 posted on 04/27/2012 6:07:21 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: FixitGuy; All
Susan Collins and Olympia Snow[e].

Any chance we could get rid of one of them??????

RINO Snowe is retiring and is not running for reelection this year. Her equally RINO "sister", Ms. Collins, is staying for the time being.

Has any state ever been represented by two such physically (and politically) unattractive females in the US Senate?

21 posted on 04/27/2012 7:14:52 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Political Junkie Too

Please tell me more of this!


22 posted on 04/27/2012 7:26:29 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate Rinos and Romney is one of the worst Rinos ever!)
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To: Oldpuppymax; ConservativeDude; FixitGuy; Chgogal; cotton1706; Jim Noble; libertarian27; ...
FYI, Sarah Palin has just endorsed Richard Mourdock in the Indiana primary race vs. Lugar. Good for Sarah!!!

She's opposing her former running mate, John McCain, in this one. McCain did an ad for his buddy Lugar.

23 posted on 04/27/2012 7:37:33 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

California.


24 posted on 04/27/2012 7:49:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
California

LOL! I was thinking of that myself when I threw out that question. I'd say, in a close race, the Boxer-Feinstein duo isn't quite is ugly physically as the Snowe-Collins pair. But as to ideology and voting record, the California pair are definitely worse.

25 posted on 04/27/2012 8:45:37 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Randy Larsen
You don't remember this? Rockefeller was panicking when the story first broke, because he thought it was going to ruin his career.

It would have, too, if Hatch hadn't caved to MSM pressure and capitulated to Democrats.

Do a search on Manuel Miranda, Jay Rockefeller, Intelligence Committee memo, and you'll find it.

You can see the text of the memo here.

Memogate Timeline.

-PJ

26 posted on 04/27/2012 9:08:44 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

GOPe needs to repeat “The Tea Party is dead. The Tea Party is dead.” It does not seem to be working.


27 posted on 04/27/2012 9:11:05 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Political Junkie Too

Thank You!


28 posted on 04/27/2012 9:38:08 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate Rinos and Romney is one of the worst Rinos ever!)
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To: justiceseeker93

I’ll be happy to see Lugar defeated and McLame shown for the weasel he is..


29 posted on 04/27/2012 11:00:13 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: justiceseeker93

Well good for her...


30 posted on 04/28/2012 6:05:38 AM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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